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Mr Peter Richardson
Mr Peter Richardson

Professional Experienced in Private Tuition and working for various School Music Support services in the UK as a Peripatetic Classical Guitar Teacher. Over 35 years experience as a Classical Guitar Performer and Teacher. Tuition of both children and adults undertaken. CRB (DBS) checks available.
Instruments: Classical Guitar
Genre/Style(s): Classical Guitar
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced



Develop a foundation for all styles

Learning the Classical Guitar is the best way to get to know the guitar and experience its full potential.
Mastering a correct technique and learning to read music notation does not have to be boring. The end result will be that you will be able to play your favourite songs sooner and better .
Music is a language that is expressive and full of feeling. Not just a series of dots and notes. You will be able to play music from the past up to the present day .


I have acquired considerable experience in teaching from all syllabuses over the years with a successful pass rate and I am happy to help you through Exam Grades or just help you play and interpret your music better.

Right Hand Development

I have noted that a large number of guitar tuition books fail to offer enough attention to the development of the pupils R/H technique before incorporating the L/H.
My aim is to supply enough exercises and pieces for the development of the right hand whilst at the same time helping the student make music.
Attention is given from the start to producing a strong good tone making use of all dynamics and expression markings .To achieve this I advocate the use of Apoyando ( rest stroke ) focusing on the requirement of speed and attack needed for the control of dynamics and tone.
Utilising the index , middle and ring fingers of the R/H and studying pieces that require unnatural string crossings is essential to achieving a solid right hand technique before the inclusion of the left hand.

Left Hand development:

Incorporating the L/H allows an opportunity to consider the correct and relaxed posture when playing the guitar.
The first of melodies will be making use of the placement of the 2nd finger of the L/H on the 2nd fret 3rd string. ( note A ) This will serve as an anchor for you L/H placement.

Next comes the use of the 4th finger as it depresses the 2nd and 1st strings just behind the 3rd fret. This advice is rarely offered in most modern tutors. The benefit of this is a more relaxed technique allowing the students L/H fingers to naturally lie parallel to the neck of the guitar. The average tutor would use the 3rd finger in these instances thereby causing the left hand to drift away from the neck, creating problems from the start for the student for later on when the 4th finger is needed . Using the 4th finger here naturally pulls the hand towards the neck resulting in a more perfect hand position from the start.

I have highlighted in this section the importance of being patient and taking enough time to establish a comfortable and sound technique at these beginning stages .Nothing is gained by trying to rush into playing chords and popular songs ( these require a considerable development of both hands ) before a solid foundation has been laid.

Note to Parents

Taking time in these initial stages of right and left hand development does not mean that the pupil is not advancing fast enough - on the contrary - Taking time to develop a solid technique will enable the student to progress more rapidly into whatever style of playing he chooses at a later stage.

Fully DBS (CRB) Certified

Fees and Terms

£15 for a half hour lesson
£30 for an hour lesson

Add an extra £5 if lessons are required in your home (within 15 mins from my house )

Lessons are charged monthly in advance and on a set time each week unless mutually agreed otherwise. If you would like bi monthly lessons these can be arranged .

I realise life is a bit complicated at times but if reasonable notice is given we can accommodate any difficulties in your lesson time. However lessons otherwise missed will be for the students loss as I would have reserved an allocated slot for him/her which could have been allocated to another. I feel that this is reasonable and in keeping with all other teaching practises . Any lessons I miss due illness or otherwise will be made up at some later stage.

I look forward to a happy relationship as we endeavour to share the “Art of the Guitar” together .

Contact Peter

Address: Barton on Sea
New Milton
BH25 7PU
Phone: 01425611990
Mobile: 07970813405
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00

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